Four Tips For Improving Your Confidence

Four Tips For Improving Your Confidence

There are plenty of things that can make you feel good, but one of the more powerful influences is how confident we feel. If we have it, then the whole world seems open to us, we’re able to make our plans come true, and so on. When we don’t have it, it can seem like we’re always just a couple of steps behind, we don’t feel quite as good, we’re less assertive, etc. And one of the challenging things about confidence is that it can be tricky to pin down. There are things you can do that’ll move your confidence levels in the right direction, however. Check out these four tips for improving your confidence.  WHAT’S KNOCKING IT? When working to help improve your confidence, it’s worthwhile looking not just at the things you can add to your life to push it in the right direction, but also what you need to lose. If you take a close look at your life, you might find that there are a couple of factors that are keeping it down. It could be that you lose confidence through a mistake you keep repeating, or that the people you’re spending time with are putting you… View Post
Three Lessons I’ve Learned From Living Two Years Alcohol-Free

Three Lessons I’ve Learned From Living Two Years Alcohol-Free

It’s that time again! Another year has passed since I decided to give up alcohol. Year two was not without its challenges, but I continue to believe that I am gaining more from my current lifestyle than I ever did while I was still drinking. This post could have filled an entire book – and maybe it will be one day (I hope!) — but, for now, I will keep it short by quickly sharing the three lessons I’ve learned from living two years alcohol-free. I love being in my head I used to think that being in my head was the worst and most detrimental space I could exist. I no longer feel that way, because my mind is clear and my anxiety is managed through better coping mechanisms. I can spend so much time by myself these days – in fact, I find myself NEEDING to be alone more than I ever did before. To be honest, when I would need alone time when I was still a drinker, it would be to drink wine on my own – without anybody judging me or invading that ‘sacred’ space that I so longed for. When I was in my… View Post
Letting Go Of Limiting Beliefs

Letting Go Of Limiting Beliefs

Do you feel like 2020 is challenging you? It is. 2019 was a year of letting go of old habits, people, thoughts – everything and anything that doesn’t serve you any longer. 2020, is about making decisions and rising above it all to ascend to higher levels of consciousness and self-love. It’s time to learn how to let go of limiting beliefs. In many ways, 2020 may feel like a continuation of the previous year – energetically speaking. You may feel like you are still sifting through people, places, beliefs, etc. and reflecting on whether or not you are ready to let go completely. It can be challenging to make a bold and courageous move to release your attachment to old thoughts and relationships that – for better or worse – have been separating you from true harmony and self-empowerment. Why is this? As humans, our emotional infrastructure supports our thoughts and behaviours. If all of your life you have believed what your grandmother said about you not having a neck that ‘suits an up-do’ (true story — my Nana told me this!) you are instinctively going to wear your hair down. The thing is, a belief only can exist… View Post
Four Things I’ve Learned From Practicing Meditation

Four Things I’ve Learned From Practicing Meditation

I have been told for more than half of my life that I should try meditating. I would always respond with, “I can’t meditate!” or “It’s physically impossible for me to stop thinking for a second, let alone five to ten minutes!” And many other iterations of the same sentiment. Back in September, I hit rock bottom with my anxiety and depression and decided that for once I would try something I had never (sincerely) done before. I started meditating five months ago (and this is what happened). Premeditated Erin Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by your own mind. via GIPHY I have struggled with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) as far back as I can remember. To be real, since as young as five years old, where I felt what I would later call, ‘panic attacks’. My Montessori school referred to my behaviour as a ‘tantrum’, but it was severe overwhelm and fears that my child-mind could not communicate properly. Naturally, the child panic manifested into teenage anxiety and depression, which led to multiple eating disorders and a host of other bad habits throughout my 20’s and (most of my) 30’s. The problem was always my… View Post
How To Relax In Three Tranquil Steps

How To Relax In Three Tranquil Steps

In the twenty-first century, we are busier and more on the go than ever, making it more challenging to find the time and space to unwind. Relaxing means being able to take time for yourself to follow your pursuits. Understanding how you can relax is a difficulty in itself. You might be struggling with an overbearing boss at work, or you might have family issues, or you might be anxious about a relationship. This can give you minimal headspace for anything else. However, follow these three simple steps, and you can find your way to a relaxing and more tranquil existence. Short Bursts of Relaxation Forget about worrying about the number of hours you have in a day to complete tasks. It can be tricky to find extended periods of time to dedicate to your own hobbies and passions. However, smaller chunks of time can be more manageable to accommodate and dedicate to more relaxing moments. Even if you are snowed under at work, you can take ten minutes out of your day to head outdoors for a walk. Getting out in the fresh air can be beneficial mentally, emotionally and physically. Natural sunlight can help regulate your body clock, help you… View Post